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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta French Take a Mile of Front Line Trench- es in The Verdun Powerful Attack By Germans Was Repulsed With the British Armies in Prance, Sept. 6, via London. Sept. British tool that their uphill work in the latest offensive is over, with the exception ot Inking Ginchy. For over two nc-.r.- tnoir fight lias Iran one to guin a liigli land over the Germans on a broad comnmiidmg front. Guillomont places them In possession of the last of the old second line trenches and from the Somme to Thlepval the Germans now have lieeu driven out of their old positions. A MILE OF FRONT LINE TRENCHES TAKEN Paris Sept 7 French have captured the German first line trenches over, a front of one mile on the Verdun front, the war office announced today. The breach' In the Gorman lines was effected on the front northeast of Verdun between the Vaux-Chapitre region and the town of (Jhonois. The French took The French statement adds that powerful effort made by German troops to dislodge the French from hospital farm, on the Somme front was without success and that Germans were dispersed with heavy losses. HAND TO HAND FIGHT London, Sept. German attempt to regain the possession of Leuse, on the Somme front, last night led to hand-to-hand fighting with the British. The war office announced today that the Germans were beaten back. On the Western Front O London, Sept. General Jolfre's forces were busy today north of the Somme, malalyjn warding off German counter-attaous or engaged in artillery duels, the French south of the river 'drove their men farther into the German lines, and made ad- ditional noteworthy gains. In stubborn lighting over a front of lour miles between Vermandovillers and Chilly, the Germans were forced to give up the northern portion ol! Vermandojfillers, tho French occupied the outskirts of the railway junction town of Chaulnes and threw their forces along the railway running from Chaulnes to Roye, between Chaulnes and Chilly. To the north, the operations by the French, which Hive Barleux and ultimately' Peronne as their'objective, also met with suc- Southeast of Berny-En-Santerre further German trenches were cap- tured, and the greater portion of the -village of Bcrnjr-En-Santerre fell into the hands of the French. During the day's fighting, according to Paris, the number of prisoners taken apparent- ly was large. Berlin admits the loss of the town of Clcry, which lies a short distance northwest of Pero'nne. tho British section of the west- ern front artillery bombardments oc- curred at a number of points, a num- ber of'German working parties being scattered by the British fire. Fierce fighting continues at Ginchy over the positions In which the British recent ly established themselves. Tonight's official British, report says that In an encounter yesterday between a British patrol ot four ma- chines and 13 hostile airmen the Ger. mans were driven off. machine is missing. One British INB.CELEC11 Anticipated That and Women's Suffrage Will be Adopted HJINGS'DOWN ins 12x11 GERMAN PLAXE Labor Day Parade Imperial Chancellor Conveys Reason For Ceasing Unre- stricted Sub Warfare London, Sepl. wireless mes- sage received-hero from Berlin says that disillusionment about submarine warfare is now complete in official circles in Ucrmany. According to additional information received hero from Berlin the' Imper- ial Chancellor has pointed out the failure of submarine warfare not only at a secret sitting of the Bimdosrath, but. to a considerable number ot" po- lilical leaders. Attacks and criticisms by pan-Ger- imms drove Von Beturaaim-Hollwpg to this course." Ho was accused of slackness in abandoning unrestricted submarine frightfulness. The Chan- cellor therefore was obliged to prove that it was not his own wish, but the failure ot submarine operations whlcn inspired his policy In this respect. Definite information concerning the magnitude of Germany's losses in submarines now have been communi- cated to loaders of all parties and groups in tile Reichstag to the prin- cipal Berlin editors and to Berlin correspondents of some qf the lead- ing provincial papers. Most recipi- ents of this information, including many who wero formerly advocates a' unlimited submarine warfare, ral- lied to the Chancellor's side and con- demned his doll actors. This, of i as tho object at which the Chancellor aimed in confessing the failure of submarine frightfulness. Tomorrow Night Everybody In I.cli'bridgc should out Friday evening for the Labor Day 'parade. The Minors' Hand will load the procwsion. Tlnj .Mounted Police will march, and about K or 15 patriotic, mercantile and other classes of floats will lie in line. Tim parade starts at li.io sharp "t the- corner of Hid Avenue and ..ith-Stroet South, and marches down Avenue South and arouud Gait Gardens. Rain Only Held Up Harvesting Operations for Short Period in Southern Alberta Second Lieut Guynemer, of the French Aviation Corps, who recently brought down his twelfth enemy plane. He has had several narrow escapes _ Tin it, nrio nf tflP mnst OI from death 111 thrilling air frnm tlpflt n 111 tlirilllDK air UilLUua. tit: in uuo vt. French aviators and ha! earned the title of the "Fokker Killer" and he Is only a youngster. TWENTY THOUSAND RUMANIANS TAKEN (By Western Associated Vancouver, Sept-T.-HDne week fron today people of British Columbia wil decide between the reconstructed gov erhment of 'Premier Bowser, who ab sumed power seven months ago, an that proposed to be headed by II. C Brewster, the Liberal leader. Th campaign has been almost continuou since the bye-elections of last Febru ary, when Liberals were elected h overwhelming Majorities in Vancouve and Victoria. Conservatives claim that many 0 their own party voted for the Liberal on that occasiou in order to obtain e fective opposition in- the legislator then composed of only Conservative and Socialists. On the other hand Lib erals in Vancouver look forward to re- peating the same majorities as char- acterized tho bye-elections and assert that not more than half a dozen sup- porters of the Conservative cause he elected in all British Columbia. TVhichever side wins there is certain to be a fair-sized opposition in the next house. The last few days of the campaign are being spent by the leaders in the large centres. Last night Mr. Brew- ster spoke at Kamloops and will re- turn to Vancouver- today. Premier Bowser Is in this city today and with! the exception of one night at Victoria he will be here until election day. Soldiers' ballots will not be counted imlil October 15, so it is within the realm of possibility that not until a month after election will the actual result he known here. Prohibition and woman suffrage are expected to pass. Berlin, via London, Sept. More than Rumanians and 1DO_guns were taken when the Bulgarian and German troops captured the Rumanian fortress of Turtukai, says an official statement issued today by the German army headquarters. Turtukai, which has been evacuat- ed by Rumanian troops in face of German and Bulgarian attacks, is Occupied Most Desirable Sectors of Drawing Near To Evacuate Town of Turtukai Old Sol is working hand in hand with Southern Alberta farmers tin week. All day yesterday the sun shone brightly and in the afternoon farmers in many localities limbered Cutting is in full swing-in every part of the south today, and this includes the Cardston, Pihcber Creek and other districts where the grain is later and little cutting had been done prior to the storm. Reports received from farmers by the Herajd also indicate that in spite of the rain the grain ripened in a great deal during the storm, so there will be no further delay in waiting until the grain is ready. O. T. Lathrop stated that five bind- ers started in his crop south of Grassy Lake yesterday afternoon, and three' more will be busy this after- noon. M. P. Johnston had word from Ghampiou this morning that cutting one 01 it aenea ui started there again yesterday after- ing .tlie; Rumanian capital from the noon. Nobleford district also reports south.' "It is situated on the southern j itt ycsterday from many' binders at no where there one of a series of fortresses defend- south. It is situated on the souinernj Duncan came bank oftho rivnr Dlnube, opposite! 'He saw Oltanitsa, from which town the rail- J WOrk along that Hi road runs to Bucharest. German army headquarters staff announced Wednesday that Gorman and Bul- garian troops had -stormed seven of Turtukai works, including armored catteries of the position. one of the heaviest south. Says Germany Has Raised Two Cruisers San Francisco, Sept. man admiralty has raised the bal-x tie cruiser Lutzow and the cruiser' both sunk after the bat- tle.of Jutland, according to Mrs.-E. A. Voretzich, of Hamburg, wife of a German official.In the Orient, who arrived here today from Ham- burg. PROFITABLE TAXATION Toronto, Sept. to Hon. T. W. McGarry, provincial treas. urer, the "amusement" war tax i" GET A -SUBMARINE ROTO via London Sent. 6. ports are reacnvs to l- that tiie Italians iisva captured a Ger- man submarlm In the Mediterranean. -Ro effcct bringing in, SO -far, a month. an average of German Press Throws Up Hands r ONDON Sept. the caption "What has happened .L to the Daily-Express says: "Suddenly the veil is lifted and thcjrue state "of af fairs is disclosed in the latest German newspapers.; They admit, defeat at Verdun and describe it not only as a military, but also, as a moral defeat, the 'percussion of which is-at this'moment fell so seriously in the: Balkans.' They clamor for pence and renounce any ambi- tion of annexation. A veritable, disease ol truth-telling has broken out among The newspaper cites the Berlin Post as toilows: t allcen- htiyn's recall is an admission of defeat suffered beiore The Berlin Vorwaerls is quoted as saying: A truce with England must be arranged even at the sacniicc ot some ol Germany's chief ambitions." _ The' Scliwaebische Tagwacht says: 'Even if Russians and Italians and all their continental allies were beaten Eng- land's naval supremacy would.not yet be destroyed We may "o'so miracle happens victory will never be realized, not even by a war that would last thirty years. Ihe prolongation of the war will only plunge us into deeper misery and -expose' us to the gravest Both Vorwaerls and Scliwaebische Tagwachl arc radical socialist organs. crops In the All reports agree that the grain is not badly down, and except for the heavy wheat on summerfallow and the oats, there will be little incon- venience from that source. It is noticeable all over the south this year that the farmers are all well equipped with binders and with plenty of men to do the stocking, the cutting operations will he short. In fact, ten days of good weather will see cutting operations Hearing close. Situation at Warner (Special to the Warner, Sept. rain fell in this district on Sunday and Mon day, and harvesting: operations natur ally came to a sudden stop. A large quantity of grain lias become lodged and some difficulty is going to be encountered in fitting. Today cutting in manv (icilis lias started again, and lit is reported that, the grain is now ripening very rapidly. There has been no frost reported, and by Fri- day there will be a big rush to set the grain cut. The damage so far reported will be confined to a slight loss through lodged "grain, and to the extra cost of culling the heavier stands. U') 'to Saturday night sev- eral thousand" acres were In the shock, but In spite of the heaviness of the ground, there will he several thousand acres more cut this week. Zurich via London. Sept. to Austrian admissions the Ru- manians in a week of war captured more than 1.000 square miles of territory in Hungary. The region occupied Includes some ot the most desirable sec- tions of Transylvania. In It are many towns and several cities, one of which is a famous watering place. HALICZ IS IN FLAMES Petrograd, via London, Sept. Russians are bombarding the Gall- clan town of Kalicz about sixty miles southwest of Lembarg. says the Rus- sian official report issued today. The town is in flames. The Russian state- ment adds that Russian troops .have occupied the railway lines between Halicz and Zmiovitze and Wodniki. RUMANIANS EVACUATE TOWN Petrograd, via London, Sept. a fortified Rumanian town on the Danube, about iiO miles southeast of Bucharest, has been evacuated by Ru- manians, according to a Russian official statement issued today. On the Eastern Front London, Sept. Gaiiciri, on tho rent or the Zlota Llpa and Dniester ivers, the Russians have driven out he Teutonic allies from fortified po- sitions and taken 4500 prisoners, imong them about 2000 Germans. Berlin concedes a victory to the Rus- sians in this region. Violent fighting s still going on around Brezezany, southeast of Lemberg, but here, Ber- lin says, the Russians suffered heavy osses and made no advance.' Slm- larly, Russian attacks near Zborow, northern Galicia, and in Yolhynia, iailed. according to Berlin. Fighting is still going on in the Carpathians, where the Russians' jlaim the capture of additional heights. 'r- .In the Rumanian theatre the Ger- man and Bulgarian troops are still engaged with the Rumanians in the Dobrudja region. Berlin reports the capture of seven of the Tutrakan works, together with their armored batteries. The .Rumanians, on the other hand, assert that they have re- taken all the Dobrudja frontier east of the Danube between Bulgaria and Rumania The towns of Islacx and Kalafat, on the Danube, have been bombarded by the Teutonic allies. The Russians in Turkish Armenia continue to make progress against Big be Held at New Town on Letlibridge-Wey- burn Line in October If present plans won: out, Leth- hridgo business men will likely have an opportunity on October 4th to see one of the new districts which has Yesterday's regimental orders (or tho 113th Battalion contained the .in- formation that Lieut. Hugh Donnau and Lieut. C. F. B. Jones have been transferred to A company from B company. Sorgt. Eaton of A company las been promoted and is now a lieu tenant in" B company. Lieut. Eaton ij; a son of Mr. Eaton, the Calgary teamster, who has appeared as coun- sel in Letlibridges courts on more than one Quebec, Sept. all hour and a bonus of each be- cause their task is so the several hundred men- who have been nliosen to lay .the great central span of the Quebec bridge next Monday, may strike at the last moment. It is probably tho most hazardous enterprise that has been conceived In IHffS ALL Canada, they declare. The construc- tion company has chosen its best men for tho job. It is no small affair to put an enormous mass of iron weighing tons in its place. .At present the company has con- tented only to doubling the pay of the men, which tho men say is not 'enough to tompt them to tako tho naif. London, Sept. Zurich dispatch says that on account of violent opposi- tion when the Hungarian government __ meeting in parliament, measures have been taken to' end the "session if the 'situation becomes more aggravat- ed. Premier Tisza, the dispatch says, has notified leaders of opposition part- ies that he had procured from Emper- or Francis Joseph a decree proroguing' parliament and that he would take the decree with, him to every'sitting and promulgate It if attacks of opposition should become violent. mum been brought close to Letllbridge in the past year, for on that date Etzi- kom is holding its first fair, ami effort is being to r'.n: a special excursion train from Lothbridge. It is specially desired that Lethbrid-_ business men get behind the project and boost, for the people of, Etzikom want to "get acquainted" with the people of this city. Dr. Duncan, .who is secretary of the new Etzikom fair board, is in the city today. He called on President llar- noch of the Board of Trade and broached the matter of an excursion to him. Mr. Jlarncch felt that it was a fine idea and one that should be bstered by Lethbridgo merchants. If they show their willingness the boarc will" endeavor to arrange a specia trail, for October -Hh to go to Btzi kom in the morning, returning in the evening. It was only a'few days ago that the Etzikom people received permission from the Department of Agriculture to hold a fair and they have gone about their preparations with a .vim. They are putting up a good list of agricultural prizes. There will also be a good program of sports. Leth- bridge has been asked to send a base- ball team to compete with a tea.m from the Etzikom district. The fail- promises to be a big event as it will draw visitors from all along the new line. At tlie Etzikom 'sports held last summer there was a crowd of '000 people, and the fair management looks for at least SOOO on October 4th if the weather is fine. The fair will be held on two days, October 3rd and 4th. All members of the 113th Leth- bridgc Highlander who are on harvest furlough or other leave are warned that all leave has been cancelled and that they must be bach at Sarcee Camp not later than next Monday. Many of the boys are out in the country out of reach of the telegraph or tele- phone, and this notice is publish- ed at the request of I officers of the battalion who' desire to get word to 'the boys. the Turks near Osnott, inflicting heavy casualties on them, according to Petrograd. On the Macedonian front only bom- bardments are in progress. In Albania the Italian advance lias been stopped, says Berlin, and the Teutonic allies have recaptured all the positions taken from them recent; ly east of Avlona. NATIONAL GUARD MUSTERED OUT _____ Washington, Sept. 7. All. National Guard organizations now in thei Federal were today ordered demobiliz- ft sC. and mustered out; E. J. McKENZIE CARRIED OUT OFFICER'S ORDERS BEFORE HE PASSED A WA Y Spot wheat Track wheat October wheat October oats October flax 164 163 155 1877 High Low MARKETS How Sergt. E. J. McKeazie met his 11 death on the battlefield is told in a I letter Just-received by a young Leth- bridge lady from one ot the boys in the same battery as E. J. He says: "We had one of our best and finest fellows, who was from Letllbridge, killed' this morning. He was i. ser- WEATHER geant in our battery, and I dont 70 think there was anyone more popular 39 6 I in the whole -brigade. His name Is meet any friend of his in Letllbridge kindly tell them what our opinion of Mac was. He was killedrabout 3 a.m. today by an aerial bomb while riding home from the trenches. Although his leg was smashed and his arm ana body all Wen, he was able to give the groom'who was with him all-instruc- tions which he had received from his i iS.O 1U U1V If you happen ever Fourteen Men Fell into Hands of Mounted Appeal Decision (Special to the Herald) Barons, Sept. of a sensation was sprung by the Mounted Police on Sunday morning: about one- thirty, when Sergt. Mann Clares- holm, Corporal Harper of Vulean, and Const. Gallagher of Carmangaj, walk- ed quietly into the house just north of the hotel and arrested fourteen men for gambling. Justice of the Peaca Welsh was summoned from mi slum- bers and placed the men undei bond to appear on Tuesday for trial The hearing was conductedjjefore Justices of the Peace Harper ot-VuIcan, and Welsh of Barons. The court room was crowded with the largest crowd that has ever appeared at court here. Inspector Tuclter of pro- secuted, while Lawyer Smith of Leth- hridge, appeared for the defence. Thirteen men, among whom wore some prominent citizens, were charg- ed with being found gambling 111 a common gambling house, and were convicted and each lined ?2500 and __ costs The fourteenth man, Jas Mao_ Kay, was charged with being the pro-" pnetor of a gaming house, but the evidence was not sufficient to substan- tiate the charge and the case was dis- missed The men who were fined" en-1 tercd an appeal anjl their bo lieaid before a. higher court School re-opened this morning with a somewhat small attendance. The' additions to the teaching staff ;